Definition of cinematic in English:


Syllabification: cin·e·mat·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsinəˈmadik


1Of or relating to motion pictures: cinematic output
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  • His sporadic cinematic output has been combined with fierce public attacks on the general media situation.
  • The year's cinematic output had everything to do with the complex cultural climate.
  • It is, perhaps, an appropriate time to release a cinematic biopic on the life of Alfred Kinsey at the moment.
1.1Having qualities characteristic of motion pictures: the cinematic feel of their video
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  • Her music already has a cinematic quality about it, and it is a facet of her sound she'd love to explore further.
  • The music has a cinematic quality which conjures up images of film noir classics.
  • The film was unexpectedly cinematic, lending a savage beauty to the east Midlands suburbs where it was set.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • Though it is undoubtedly one of the the most cinematically inventive American movies in years, it hadn't received a single Oscar nomination.
  • I found this film to be uninteresting, uncompelling, cinematically drab, and mean.
  • The film is young and fresh, cinematically poetic, yet abstract in its message.

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